Adsorption characteristics and heat of adsorption measurements of R-134a on activated carbon

Bidyut B. Saha, Khairul Habib, Ibrahim I. El-Sharkawy, Shigeru Koyama

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Abstract

This paper presents adsorption isotherms of R-134a (HFC-134a) on highly porous pitch based activated carbon (Maxsorb III) in the temperature range of 5-70 °C and pressures up to 12 bar, using desorption method. The experimental data have been fitted with the Dubinin-Astakhov (D-A) isotherm equation. The adsorption isotherms of R-134a on Maxsorb III obtained from the present study are compared with the adsorption isotherm results of R-134a on similar type of adsorbents obtained by other researchers and they are found to be fairly consistent. The isosteric heat of adsorption of the assorted adsorbent-refrigerant pair has also been extracted from the present experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1563-1569
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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